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“There are great opportunities to be had for libraries in the area of research support. A well-considered strategy will help you make that a success.
Based on discussions with academic libraries over 10 years, and research into library research support services across the world, I have brought together my 10 points for how libraries can approach this far-reaching area.
- Demonstrate the clear value you will bring to the research community.
- Show how the library is transforming into a new partner for research support through collaboration.
- Sharpen up your understanding of your stakeholder and users’ needs and translate them into concrete demand-driven calls to action.
- Reveal and publicise your priorities to your stakeholders, and commit to your research community.
- Develop a roadmap for service development to focus your financial and staff resources.
- Systematically utilise lessons learnt from your previous challenges and errors building them into future solutions.
- Get your goals in focus to be seen as an expert in clearly defined areas of need.
- Address the areas for up-skilling library staff to address new service delivery challenges.
- Include the conditions to provide a sustainable and strong research support service offer.
- Develop a strategy for remaining relevant in years to come.”